Who Should Attend

Any key youth, lodge officer, or adult member seeking to improve their leadership skills and improve their services to the Boy Scouts of American and the greater community should attend.

Completion of the Lodge Leadership Development Program is desirable. The seminar is an intensive experience in learning about the nature of leadership and practicing some of the skills that a leader uses. While it is designed to be fun, the course challenges participants mentally as well. We are looking for participants who are prepared to actively engage in an invigorating weekend.

The course is limited to a maximum of 60 participants; therefore, normally no more than 8 should be registered per Lodge (of those 8, no more than 2 can be adults). The course is designed for one-time participation; repeat attendance is not encouraged. More youth (under age 21) than adults should attend. It is understood that these guidelines will have to be interpreted flexibly to solve transportation and youth protection issues. Adults should not attend if they are not driving youth members.

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Suggested Equipment

Everyone should bring:

Medical Form (Parts A & B) Toiletries Class A Uniform (with O/A Sash) Pens, Pencils, Notebook Money for Trading Post Recreation Clothes Flashlight

About NLS

The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference focused on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community.

National Leadership Seminars weekends begin promptly at 7:00 PM Friday and will conclude on Sunday around 12:30 PM (times may vary depending on enrollment, program, etc.). They are held at different locations across the Central Region on a rotating basis.

Last Update: 1/14/2017

Next Seminar:
February 17-19, 2017
Geneva Center
5282 N. Old US Hwy 31
Rochester, IN 46975

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